Monte Vista Cross Country: Welcome


 "Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, working together is success" Henry Ford - American Industrialist

Summer Run Club Info

  • HSU Camp - One week running camp. Challenging conditioning camp for advanced runners. If interested in attending, you must speak with Coach Mandee before signing up. See details on the flyer. Here's who is going so far: Alex, Angelina, Annie, Anthony, Audrey, Ben, Brendan, Brooke, Cade, Carson, Chloe D., Daniel, Emily, Jess, Karalyn, Lauren C., Maddie C., Matt J., Mer, Morgan, Natalie K., Nick, Olivia, Paige, Sam, Sumin, Sidney, Tristan.

Let's get ready for CROSS COUNTRY 2016!!  

  • Incoming Freshman?  Welcome! Summer run club is open and recommended for you, too! See above. And follow the below instructions to register for the team for fall. 
  • A meeting was held on Thursday, June 2. Important information about HSU Running Camp, Summer Running Club, summer training, Saturday trail runs, Wednesday area high school runs, and xcstats among other things was discussed. If you plan on running cross country this fall and you missed this meeting, follow the below steps:
  1. Get yourself on our XC Stats mailing list RIGHT AWAY. We use XC Stats for team email, workout logs, and performance tracking. You will need a registration code. Find the code in this document: "Getting started with XC Stats". (This is step 1 for registering for Cross Country!).
  2. Fill out and turn in the forms from your sports registration paperwork packet in the Monte Vista main office ON TIME. They are due on or before July 22. The main administration office will be open for sports packet drop off as follows: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. during the following dates:  June 14-June 23 and July 6-July 22. 
  3. All About Sports Physicals

    Monte Vista requires each athlete to turn in a "Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation Clearance Form". The state of California requires this form from all high school athletes. The form must be signed and stamped by a doctor. In my experience as Team Mom, there are three common mistakes that doctors, parents and athletes make with the physical forms:
    a) The doctor's office fails to put the date on the form. Yep. Seriously.
    b) The doctor's office fails to STAMP the form.
    c) The athlete and parent fail to turn the form in on time and the athlete gets banned from participation.

    You can get a physical from your usual doctor. If your last physical was completed less than one year ago and you competed in an MV sport last year, your existing clearance form is still valid. When you turn in your paperwork, include a note on the physical clearance form "On File -- will turn in new 2016-2017 physical form as soon as athlete's 2016-2017 exam is due." Please note, however, that on the day last year's physical expires, the athlete will be barred from practice and meets until a new physical exam is completed and a new clearance form is turned in to the MV office. The administration is VERY strict about this.

    If your health insurance requires you to wait a full year + one day between physicals, you might want to consider getting the Muir Orthopedics Pass to Play Sports Physical on July 30. With the sports physical done in the summer, an athlete will be able to compete all year in MVHS sports without interruption or needing to get another clearance form done.

    Some doctors offices will fill out the physical clearance form WITHOUT doing a new physical. They will refer to the athlete's most recent physical exam and recent medical history and complete the form, sometimes without even an appointment. Call your pediatrician to find out. Usually, the office will charge a fee for the form to be completed.

    If your athlete has a physical scheduled this summer and it will occur on or before Aug. 12, then, when you turn in your sports packet, include a note: "Sports physical is scheduled for (enter date). Will turn in clearance form immediately after."

    Again, consider signing up for Muir Orthopedics "Pass to Play" Sports Physicals for just $30 on July 30. No health insurance needed! The exam's $30 total price is less than most people's co-pays to see their regular doctor. After you have received the signed and stamped copy of the Clearance Form back from Muir Ortho, submit it to Melissa French in the Monte Vista bookkeeper's office (you will have already turned in the rest of your forms with a note indicating the sports physical appointment on July 30). Muir Orthopedics supports Monte Vista athletics year round and, in particular, with a donation back to Monte Vista of $30 for each Pass to Play physical performed (yes, they donate back the full $30 exam fee).
Summer Running Training Plan Click here for detailed information on how to prepare for the fall XC season!

THIS IS MVXC!  Highlights from the exciting 2015 season.   Will YOU be all in for 2016???

2016 MVXC Coaching Staff
Head Coach:   Mandee Starn
Asst Coach:   Open  (if interested contact Athletic Director Andy Popper - )
Asst Coach:   Kara Wilson

Team Parent: Courtney Corda 925-698-8769
Monte Vista Invite Meet Directors:  Mike Huntsman & Mike Davis


2015 News and Results

Girls finish 5th at State in the Division 1 Championships!  Boys take 10th place in their race.  Best combined finish in school history.  Senior Brooke Starn finishes 2nd, qualifies to the Nike Cross Nationals meet next week in Portland.  Highest finish by an East Bay girl runner since 1989! 

Girls team is fastest ever at State by a Monte Vista team - by a whopping 4 minutes (team time).  Highest team finish as well.  Boys edge former Coach Bhavik's 2007 team to become fastest at MV as well.  Sr Tim Chrisman paces the group in 27th place.

Full results here.
Contra Costa Times story

11/21:  Monte Vista WINS the North Coast Section Championships!!!   

Yes, literally!  The Mustangs stampede the rest of the section today:  Boys capture D1 title, 100 pts ahead of second!  Girls win third consecutive NCS crown in convincing fashion.  3PEAT!!!  Sr Tim Chrisman wins the boys race with the 5th fastest section time ever.  Sr Brooke Starn wins the girls race with the 2nd fastest time ever.  Juniors Tristan Miller and Meredith Corda both finish 3rd to medal individually along with Jr Nick Vomund (7th).  Both squads score an impressive 41 points today.  Both squads are fastest out of all divisions.  And... girls team lands as #3 ALL TIME, ANY DIVISION in the history of the Section meet at Hayward (since 1999). 

It's ON TO FRESNO and the State Championships Nov 28th!

Results: NCS Results Site    XCStats    XC Express
Interviews with Brooke Starn, Tim Chrisman and Meredith Corda on - click here.

D1 Boys race highlights video
D1 Girls race highlights video

11/15 -Rankings and news coverage for the Mustangs.  Check out what people are saying on our Team News Page.

11/6 - EBAL Championship Meet at Shadow Cliffs - MONTE VISTA SWEEPS VARSITY TITLES!

  • Varsity Boys placed 4 in the top 5 and earned First Team All League honors for: Tim Chrisman, Tristan Miller, Daniel Maneloveg, and Nick Vomund. Matt Johnson and Ben Smiley finish 10th and 11th and earned Second Team All League.  Brendan Lau rounded out the team in 24th place.  They scored an amazingly low 24 points and ran the #2 fastest team time ever at Shadow Cliffs.
  • Varsity Girls broke the all time course record while turning back a tough Granda team 40-43.  They placed 3 in top 6 with Brooke Starn, 2nd on the day, running 16:50 (previous course record was 16:57.7). Meredith Corda was 3rd in 17:32, Maddie Coney was 6th in 17:53. They all earned First Team All League. Elana Lim was 12th and earned Second Team All League. Alex Wilson rounded out the scoring with a 17th place, followed by Lauren Cervantes and Morgan Dowling who both ran sub 18:50!
  • Frosh Soph Girls also take First Place! Olivia Bame, Audrey Coney, Karalyn Sawchuk and Sidney Isom finished 1, 2, 3, 4 and Melanie Kim took 7th, all earning FS All League!
  • Frosh Soph Boys finish in 2nd Place just 11 pts from the title!
  • Other Highlights:
    • Peter Davis: 1st Place Boys JV race (1st Team all League)
    • Paige Moldenhauer: 2nd Place Girls JV (1st Team All League)
    • Carson Sawchuk, 3rd, Sam George 7th for F/S Boys (F/S All League)
    • 69 runners made new personal records on the course including 27 girls and boys who improved their times by over a minute!
  • Full results on XCSTATS and here

PHOTOS?    Yeah, we got THOUSANDS of 'em!  Access the MVXC Photobucket site to find this years photos as well as previous seasons. 


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